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Atlanta apartment explosion: 4 injured, 2 unaccounted for after blast in Dunwoody, Georgia – Fresno, California

Fresno, California 2021-09-13 08:37:53 –

From Dunwoody, Georgia-First respondents said four people were injured and at least two were unexplained after an explosion shook apartments in the suburbs of Atlanta on Sunday afternoon.

At 1:24 pm, a police station in Dunwoody, Georgia, received a call about an explosion at Arrive Apartments, a luxury condominium about 15 miles north of downtown Atlanta.

At a press conference on Sunday afternoon, Deputy Fire Chief Dan Woody, Melvin Carter, told reporters that at least 15 to 20 units of the three-story building had been damaged by the explosion. Jaeson Daniels of DeKalb County Fire Rescue told ABC News that four people were slightly injured and taken to the hospital.

He said the two were not explained.

“Currently, we are still looking for a building. There was a lot of structural damage and instability in the building,” Carter said.

First responders were searching for buildings using thermal images from drones, officials said.

Daniels said the explosion affected three apartments across three floors.

According to Carter, the lease manager called Atlanta Gas about the gas order being reported before the explosion. However, the cause of the explosion is still under investigation, Daniels said.

According to Carter, the utility is at the scene of the explosion and is helping first responders. A spokeswoman, Atlanta Gaslight, told ABC News that the utility is cooperating in an emergency response.

A spokeswoman said the gas was cut off in the affected building.

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